Getting a Mexicali Medical Lane Pass and Other Dental Tips


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If you’re planning to visit Mexicali for dental care, you can save time by presenting a special pass at the border's designated Medical Lane.

A Mexicali Medical Lane pass can help you get in and out of the US without those long waiting times at the border. Just present the special pass along with your official US identification card and license plate.

Here are some additional tips to help you achieve a stress-free dental holiday in Mexicali.

Tip #1 Find a Trusted Clinic in Mexicali with Dental Departures

Before you hit the road, it’s important to search and book in at a dental clinic in Mexicali that you can rely on.

This is where Dental Departures comes in. We can help you find trusted specialists and modern clinics thanks to our rigorous screening processes that look at facilities, dentists’ qualifications, and professional memberships. We also check the services they provide and the prices of the treatment. Choosing to book with us will lead you to the right clinic that will give you effective treatment.

Clinics in Mexico offer a wide range of dental services covering general dentistry and specialized treatments such as periodontics (gum care), orthodontics, restorative dentistry, root canal therapy, children’s dentistry, including oral rehabilitation. 


Tip#2 Look for Specialist

Find a specialist for your particular need. For example, if you need a specialist in root canals, consult a specialist in endodontics who is an expert in restoring badly decayed teeth. Clinics in Mexicali are staffed with specialists in different fields like cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and oral surgery who can help you achieve optimal results.

Learn more about different treatments used by dentists to restore smiles here

Tip #3 Prepare your Dental Records

During the consultation, the dentist will review your dental as well as your medical condition. It’s best to prepare your dental records, which will be used by the dentists in preparing a treatment plan for you. If you have a copy of your dental x-ray, bring it with you.

Tip#4 Check the Cost of Treatment

When looking through our listings, you can check the cost of treatment and compare it with the rates in the US.

You may be surprised as to just how much lower the prices are here compared to back home; for example, the estimated price of root canal treatment with a standard crown in Mexicali is USD $580 (CAD $783). In the US, the same treatment will set you back around USD $2,200 (CAD $2,969). That’s a big saving on your dental expenses.

Tip #5 Let Dental Departures Help You Get Across the Border

Our team can help out you in contact with dentists in Mexicali who are participating in the Medical Lane Pass program. With Dental Departures on your side, you can bypass the traffic on the Mexican simply by showing your pass (which you can just print out). Your car will need to have a foreign license plate (i.e. an American plate), as well. 

What's Next?

The Dental Departures online appointment scheduler makes it quick and simple to set up an appointment at any of our Mexicali dentists.

Simply head to their listing page on our site and click on the orange ‘schedule appointment’ button. You will be asked for your preferred time and date, your contact details. 

To speak to a person, call the toll-free number provided to reach our Customer Care Team today.


Medical Tourists Can Speed Through U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing. KNAU. Website accessed: 4 November 2020.

Smile Makeover: Reinvent Your Smile. Consumer Guide to Dentistry. Website accessed: 4 November 2020.

5 Things to do in Mexicali. Cali Baja. 4 February 2018.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment